Internationally known crystal expert, astrologer, psychic, healer, author, broadcaster and workshop facilitator – Judy Hall, in her definitive guide to crystals -The Crystal Bible – states that Amethyst is an extremely powerful and protective stone with a high spiritual vibration.
Amethyst (which just happens to be my favourite crystal) has a very calming and soothing influence and is good to hold when meditating. It belongs to the quartz family and ranges in colour from deep violet to a light lavender. It’s name derives from a Greek word “Amethustos” which means ‘not intoxicated’, as it was believed to protect against drunkenness.
The colour purple has long been associated with royalty and amethyst has been used since time to adorn royalty and is even featured in the British Crown Jewels.
Amethyst is a stone used by many healers and energy workers because of it’s versatility and ability to transmute negative energies. Some of the many healing properties associated with this gemstone are:
Aid in opening up/increasing ones pyschic abilities
Increase spiritual awareness and guidance
Assist in eliminating headaches
Help with and mood swings, anger, anxiety, fear
Guard against pyschic attack
Assist in ridding an invidual of addictions (i.e. alcohol, smoking, etc)
Protection against negative influences (i.e. thieves – when travelling)
Some people use it in elixers to help treat symptoms such as arthiritis or any of the above, either as a drink, to bathe in or rub on affected areas of the body . Others carry tumble stones and amulets (some of which are designed to be worn as a piece of jewellery).
Most commonly it is worn as jewellery.
Disclaimer: I am not a licensed crystal specialist. The information above is derived from many sources and my own experience and is for your interest/reference purposes only. For medical conditions always consult your doctor/qualified healthcare practioner.